I made the long journey out to Williamsburg this past Saturday to partake in the weekly feast known as Smorgasburg. Every Saturday at the Williamsburg waterfront between North 6th and North 7th Streets at the East River (from 11am – 6pm, rain or shine), various food entrepreneurs as well as established food purveyors from New York City and beyond converge and present one of the most delicious offerings in the city. From Asian street eats to barbecue to vegan/vegetarian options to delicious sweet bites, there is something for everyone. I want to highlight some of the tasty tea options I discovered…
Takumi Taco, one of the newer offerings at Smorgasburg, offers Japanese-inspired Mexican street food. I tried their short rib taco, which was delicious, and their kalamanchi (calamansi) green tea – refreshing! I would not normally select iced green tea, I much prefer using black tea for iced varieties, but I made the right choice this time. The kalamanchi puree in the tea really brightened the drink making it very refreshing in the hot weather and a delightful break from the delicious flavorful offerings at the market.
Thirstea Cafe had several bubble tea offerings at Smorgasburg, while those flavors are not normally my first choice. I found the mango peach quite delicious, the tapioca had a good consistency and the tea was not too sweet.
Of course, a hot summer day is not complete with one of Kelvin Natural Slush’s Arnold Palmer slush. I’ve review this before and yes, it is still tasty and refreshing! I wish their truck would come here during the weekdays, when I need a quick pick-me-up during work hours.
This sounded really interesting, iced tea topped with lemon thyme sorbet from Gourmet Sorbet. Unfortunately, I was beyond stuffed with bulgogi buns (tasty, messy, and HUGE), short rib tacos, blood orange donuts (from my most favorite-ist doughnut place ever), chocolate babka ice cream (I love chocolate babkas!) and teas… Anyone tried it and have feedback for me? I will definitely put this on my list to taste next time!